Unit

School Of Health Sciences

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy AWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401199.2

Discipline: PHYSIOTHERAPY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Amitabh Gupta


Equivalent Units
400983 - Orthopaedic Physiotherapy

Prerequisite
400982 Core Competencies in Physiotherapy Practice AND 400981 Clinical Pharmacology AND 400871 Professional Health Competencies AND 101614 Psychology and Health

Corequisite
400997 Exercise Rehabilitation AND 400986 Neurological Physiotherapy AND 401197 Clinical Education (General)

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4706 Bachelor of Physiotherapy and 4733 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons).


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 1H  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  Amitabh Gupta  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
This unit builds on the knowledge and skills developed in the first two years of physiotherapy study. It focuses on client assessment and evidence-based management in musculoskeletal physiotherapy contexts. This will require strong communication skills, ethical and professional behaviour and an appreciation of interprofessional care. Professional competencies addressed in this unit include developing skills in musculoskeletal physiotherapy assessment, interpretation and prioritisation of findings along with the implementation and evaluation of appropriate treatment strategies.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Students in this program are required to participate fully in practical classes. This involves disrobing to shorts and singlet or swim-suit equivalent in mixed gender classes. Students will practice hands-on physiotherapy examination and treatment techniques on both genders, and will personally experience these techniques which will be performed on them by other students and relevant academic staff.

To be eligible to enrol in a unit and attend a health-related placement in your course, students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements AND Special Legislative Requirements to be assessed in their first year of study against the following:

1. National Criminal History Check: Students must have a current (expiring 3 years from date of issue) check valid for their entire course. A valid National Criminal history check must be an Australia wide check, include the student's full name matching their Student ID card and date of birth and not have any offences listed. If a student has a criminal history identified on their check, they must provide a Clinical Placement Authority Card (CPAC) or conditional letter from the NSW HealthShare Employment Screening and Review Unit

(https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/Documents/appendix-10-student-application.pdf).

International students must additionally have a translated International Police Check or statutory declaration.

2. A NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter issued under the category of volunteer valid for their entire course.

3. A current approved first aid certificate valid for their entire course, approved provider courses can be found at:

http://training.gov.au.

4. A completed vaccination/immunisation card with all serology results containing expiry dates and currency must be maintained by the student to ensure compliance for their entire course.

5. NSW Undertaking/Declaration form

6. Completed any additional health forms required (such as NSW Health Code of Conduct, Health Student Undertaking/Declaration and Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool)

7. Relevant Local Health District specific documentation as requested.

Contact your School for further details. Resources are also available on the Placement Hub website:

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/learning_futures/home/placements_hub/placements_hub/student_compliance

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students are required to wear their student uniform when attending practical viva exams and a student name badge.


Courses
4706.2Bachelor of PhysiotherapyCURRENT
4733.1Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)CURRENT




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